THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Hersel and Dr. Spiegel are committed to providing the most effective therapies available for back and leg pain, and now offer minimally invasive 10-kHz High-frequency Therapy (HF10™) spinal cord stimulation (SCS). This FDA approved therapy is backed by 24-month clinical data with proven efficacy in patients suffering from low back and leg pain. (Kapural et al. 2016) "In 2016, 92% of patients who trialed the HF10 Therapy experienced significant pain relief, and chose to move forward with the permanent implant. The results are phenomenal. Of these patients, 84% have sustained pain relief and significant improvements in functionality, and many patients have decreased their dependency on pain medications."
PMIR Medical Center was the first practice in the Conejo Valley to integrate this new technology into its list of available treatment options. "From experience, this is the most profound medical treatment on the market that allows us to finally effectively treat back and leg pain for a lifetime - without requiring long term recovery and possible progression of the degenerative complications associated with the most common back surgeries," says Dr. Hersel, Founder of PMIR Medical Center.
Neuromodulation is a class of therapies that works directly on the nervous system to rebalance the activity of neural circuits and reduce pain symptoms. Spinal cord stimulators, commonly used to treat severe lower back and leg pain, deliver electrical pulses that disrupt pain signals before they reach the brain. The Senza® spinal cord stimulation system, which offers Nevro's proprietary HF10™ therapy, provides electrical pulses to the spinal cord at a high frequency. Paresthesia is a stimulation-induced sensation that can include tingling, burning or pricking.
Along with superior pain relief without paresthesia, the HF10 therapy offers many other benefits. "It's FDA-approved for driving whereas other stimulators are not," says Dr. Spiegel. He also points out that the device is very small and easy to implant during an out-patient surgical procedure. The battery must be charged every day, but the charging process takes just 20 to 40 minutes. Unlike intrathecal pumps, another treatment option for back pain, HF10 therapy does not require medication or maintenance. It is primarily designed for use in patients with severe back and leg pain where the actual cause of the pain is multifactorial and cannot be clearly deciphered by physical exam, history, or diagnostic studies. In addition, it is ideal for treatment of back pain that has not responded to back surgery rather than undergoing another back surgery or revision.
"In my opinion, HF10™ has changed the way we're able to help people who have exhausted other options for their pain," says Dr. Spiegel. "In addition, we offer a full range of interventional treatment options that can be tailored to the specific needs of each patient. If a patient is a candidate for HF10 Therapy, we're pleased to offer it."
To learn more about how PMIR Medical Center can help treat your pain, or to schedule an appointment with a pain management specialist, visit www.paininjuryrelief.com or call (877)PAIN-FIX.
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